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Brain Game: Threefer Madness #1

In today's Brain Game, the three definitions that follow apply to three different 8-letter words that are anagrams of one another (meaning they use the same letters of the alphabet).

It's Amazing What They Can Do With Computers These Days

Ransom Riggs

It wasn't so many years ago that movies like Toy Story were absolutely cutting-edge, and it was hard to imagine how such slick animation could've been produced by a computer.

Morning Cup of Links: Listed Lists

Miss Cellania

TIME magazine lists The Top 10 Everything of 2010.

It's Not Christmas Without Bon Jovi and R2D2

Stacy Conradt

We talked about Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album last week. It’s where the gem “What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)” comes from.

The Late Movies: Christmas Songs

Ransom Riggs

I decided to put together some unusual, funny, off-the-wall Christmas songs because, you know, 'tis the season!

MeetingBoy Contest Winner!

David K. Israel

Thanks to everyone who entered our MeetingBoy wall calendar contest! The winning tweet is: The boss sent an email at 11:30 “reminding” everyone that he’s working from home today.

Name A Mathematical Theorem After Your Loved One

Jill Harness

Looking for a unique and memorable gift for the geeks in your life? Consider having a mathematical theorem named after them. How?

The Joy of Statistics: 200 Countries Over 200 Years In Four Minutes

Ransom Riggs

This fascinating clip features global health expert and statistics whiz Hans Rossling talking about the relative health and wealth of 200 nations over the last 200 years.

Video: Metrodome Roof Collapse

Chris Higgins

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome opened in 1982. Its signature feature is its Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric roof that is literally inflated by the air inside the stadium.

The Quick 10: The Non-Football Careers of 10 Heisman Winners

Stacy Conradt

Amid controversy on Saturday, Auburn's Cam Newton was the 74th person to win the Heisman Trophy.

Maude the Marine?

Colin Patrick

When you hear the name Bea Arthur, you likely think of the characters Maude and Dorothy Zbornak. Maybe you even recall her decidedly NSFW appearances in recent years on celebrity roasts.

Brain Game: Math Square #54

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

National Geographic's 10 Weirdest New Animals of 2010

David K. Israel

In case you haven't been following all the strange animals discovered recently, National Geographic has a great end-of-year roundup.

Morning Cup of Links: Christmas Tree Fun

Miss Cellania

You might be surprised at what happens when police officers and firefighters use steroids. They look good in the calendars, but they are risking their lives to become big and strong.

Weekend Links: Lord of the Riiii….Sheep?

Allison Keene

According to an intriguing French study, people actually tend to cycle faster on Wednesdays (hurrying towards the weekend, perhaps?) * Sorry to negate any efforts you were about to have for being

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